FrontRunners: Going Underground

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Stephen Kempson (212. 688.2868), the British stylemaker whose personal wardrobing services have been the best-kept secret among the American chief executives whom he dresses, has selected an appropriately surreptitious location in Manhattan for his new private atelier. The 600-square-foot shop is located on the lower level of the Dara Lamb women’s clothing store on Park Avenue.

“I’m trying to make it like a small men’s club where a gentleman can come after work for a glass of wine or an espresso and look through fine wool and cashmere fabric books,” says Kempson. In addition to his English-made custom suits, shirts, and sportswear, Kempson stocks his store with his fellow countrymen’s wares, including a small sampling of Tufting luggage, ready-made footwear by G.J. Cleverley, fine-gauge hosiery by Pantherella, and loungewear by Savile Row pajama maker Derek Rose.

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